How do you pick your next book to read for pleasure? Or for professional development for that matter?
I set out today to pick some books to read over break next week and was stuck. Well, to be honest, first I was stuck because I couldn’t remember how to get books onto my Kindle. But then I got stuck on what to actually choose.
What type of book am I in the mood for? I don’t think I can do anything serious these days but am I in the mood for a mystery? A rom-com of sorts? And once I pick a genre do I rely on my favorite authors? Do I rely on Amazon telling me that because I liked book X I’ll also like book Y. Do I trust the recommendation of friends on Goodreads or bloggers that I’ve never met?
I ended up with a mixture of all of the above… and judging books by their covers (I know, I know…exactly what we tell kids not to do). But I’m still left wondering… how do you choose a book?